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Pascagoula company to build new Deer Island pier

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BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says a Pascagoula company has won the contract to build a new pier at Deer Island. Walters Diving and Marine placed the winning bid of nearly $299,000 and the money will be paid out of the Tidelands Funds. The Sun Herald reports construction on the pier will begin this summer.

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Federal shutdown at end, but too late for Gulf Islands cleanup

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Even though the federal shutdown has ended, Gulf Islands National Seashore is not participating in this Saturday’s Mississippi Coastal Cleanup. Yesterday, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources sent out a news release about the barrier islands being closed for the cleanup. Despite the federal government being reopened late yesterday, the islands will remain closed and will ...

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Deer Island extended, providing new fish habitat

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has finished a project that extends the eastern end of Deer Island by about three acres. The agency says in a news release Monday that 1,500 cubic yards of limestone were added in May to the nearshore reef for Deer Island North. Just south of Biloxi, Deer Island is the closest island ...

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Biloxi council rezones part of Deer Island

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has rezoned eight acres of Deer Island at the request of a developer who wants to build a resort. Tuesday’s vote was 5-1. The council added a stipulation that a casino not be allowed as part of the Oasis resort. Larry Mitrenga, owner and developer of the property, says he plans a restaurant, entertainment ...

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Grant awarded for Deer Island work

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has received a grant from the Gulf of Mexico Community-based Restoration Partnership (GCRP) to help fund a part of the Deer Island Restoration Project. The GCRP is a multi-year, regional partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Community-based Restoration Program (CRP); the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

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